Your Gifts at Work

Berklee thrives because of robust support from alumni, parents, and friends. There are a number of opportunities to offer that support in a way that will best meet your giving goals.

The Berklee Fund

Tuition alone is not enough to provide scholarships, maintain facilities, and retain Berklee's world-class faculty. The Berklee Fund enables the college to make immediate use of gifts of all sizes–from just a few dollars to over $100,000–and to demonstrate to grantmaking organizations that we have an active and committed community of donors who believe in Berklee’s mission.


Berklee has become the internationally recognized institution it is today by making a firm commitment to support students whose talent exceeds their means.  

From supporting artists like Quincy Jones, Arif Mardin, and Toshiko Akiyoshi to providing full-ride presidential scholarships to the emerging artists of today, Berklee has always understood that strong financial support is the only way to ensure that contemporary music reflects all walks of life.

Donors can add to existing funds which support the college in perpetuity; those wishing to make a larger commitment can also choose to establish a new endowed fund. Similarly, endowed chairs attract and support our world-class faculty as they push themselves and their students to ever-greater heights.


Berklee has always been at the frontier of music education, developing the first curricula in jazz and popular music, film scoring, songwriting, electric guitar, music business, music technology, and more.

Programs like Berklee City Music, which provides college preparatory coursework to underserved youth, and the Berklee International Network, which promotes contemporary music education, have extended Berklee’s reach to 12 countries and 35 cities nationwide.

Berklee continues to innovate on campus and abroad, creating first-of-their-kind programs like the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, the American Roots Music program, and new master's degree programs at our campus in Valencia, Spain.


A Berklee education emphasizes the value of real-world experience, and our urban campus in Boston’s historic and vibrant Back Bay is the ideal environment in which to do so.

Through thoughtful acquisition and development, Berklee has created a cohesive campus environment in which students can study, socialize, and enjoy near round-the-clock practice and recording studios.

Berklee has recently opened a new 16-story building at 160 Massachusetts Avenue in Boston that houses a dormitory, cafeteria, performance hall, practice studios, and a best-of-breed film scoring facility complete with an orchestral sound stage. Your support makes constructing, maintaining, and updating such world-class facilities possible, ensuring that students will continue to study in an environment that is as current as the music they are making at Berklee.